Popular Mechanics Puts Its Own Numbers To The Corvette ZR1

We knew the 2009 Corvette ZR1 » 10/14/08 4:15pm 10/14/08 4:15pm was fast, but until now, we didn’t know how fast it could be in the hands of anyone other than GM’s official test drivers. It appears has strapped its own timing gear to the ZR1 and hit the go pedal. We’re kind of relieved they pulled times slightly slower than those officially quoted…

Rumor Busted: Corvette ZR1 Production NOT Canceled

UPDATE: Rumor busted! Chevy PR tells us ZR1 production has NOT been canceled. DigitalCorvettes was, as we'd claimed most likely the case, wrong on this story. » 10/07/08 9:25pm 10/07/08 9:25pm is reporting a rumor that production on the , Chevy's new super car we a month or so ago, has been halted at the Bowling Green Corvette plant. We knew the…

GM Hates The UK, Sets Corvette ZR1 Pricing At Over $200,000

GM has released UK pricing for the Corvette ZR1 » 9/26/08 8:00am 9/26/08 8:00am at £109,000 — roughly equivalent to $200,167, or about OMG,WTFBBQ,NFW,ROFLCOPTER!!1! in internet dollars. If you aren't a good forex trader, or one of the eleven remaining hedge fund managers with a job, there's no reason for you to read this if you live in Britain,…

Top Gear Reviews 2009 Corvette ZR1, America's Reputation At Stake

Hopefully we'll all have the chance to see a full Top Gear » 9/15/08 8:30am 9/15/08 8:30am top test of the by Jeremy Clarkson, complete with big powerslides, loud proclamations of "Powwah!" and a power lap by the Stig. However, for the moment you'll have to be happy with 's Paul Horrell, who recently spent time behind the wheel of the new…

2009 Corvette ZR1 Vs. The Competition: By The Numbers

Yesterday, we drove the 2009 Corvette ZR1 both at GM's Milford proving grounds and on the road. Even though we can't tell you about it yet (check back Wednesday, August 20th at 12:01 am) we can show you the pictures and take a look at how it stacks up against the competition...by the numbers. Want to know how it… » 8/14/08 6:50pm 8/14/08 6:50pm

2009 Corvette ZR1 Turns Rear Wheels Entirely Into Smoke!

Last night we showed you a little tease of our upcoming review of the 2009 Corvette ZR1 coming Wednesday, August 20th at 12:01 AM. Well, we decided not to tease you too much with thoughts of the ZR1s staggering 638 HP 6.2-liter LS9 engine. Without further ado, here's two awesome, all-American, Godzilla-intimidating… » 8/14/08 12:15pm 8/14/08 12:15pm

Jalopnik's 2009 Corvette ZR1 Test Drive Is Coming Shortly In A Cloud Of…

We asked you earlier today what you wanted to see — and as usual, we've delivered. Although you'll have to wait just a little bit longer for the full Corvette ZR1 test drive — check back during the wee hours of Wednesday, August 20th at 12:01 AM — we've got a little treat for you tonight. It's a little exclusive to… » 8/13/08 9:44pm 8/13/08 9:44pm

What Do You Want To See Wes Do With The 2009 Corvette ZR1?

After months of sharing details and spreading rumors about the 2009 Corvette ZR1 we've finally been given the keys to one of the super Vettes for a day of hoonage at GM's Milford Proving Grounds. Our fearless Road Test Editor Wes Siler is out there right now tackling the beast (It was a condition of employment — Ed.)… » 8/13/08 11:30am 8/13/08 11:30am

First 2009 Corvette ZR1 Rolls Off Assembly Line To Thunderous Media…

The much-anticipated 2009 Corvette ZR1 began production, as the first unit finished the assembly process and was delivered to Chevy dealer Dave Ressler during a press event in Bowling Green on Monday. What, you didn't notice? Well, it seems the build coincided with the unveiling of the new Chevy Camaro, forcing the… » 7/23/08 9:30am 7/23/08 9:30am

Video From Yesterday's Corvette ZR1 Long-Lead Drive Seeps Out, Shows…


We'd heard the long-lead media "drive" for the 2009 Corvette ZR1 was yesterday and it looks like the first in-car driving footage is now out on the web, less than 24 hours later. We obviously weren't there, primarily since we'd heard it was all magazines there. Frankly, we just don't need as much time as the… » 7/18/08 10:40am 7/18/08 10:40am

2009 Corvette ZR1 Spotted On Vacation In Elk Rapids, MI

Jalopnik reader and tipster Kyle spent the July 4th vacation up near Michigan's pinkie finger in Traverse City. On a quick jaunt down to Elk Rapids, a town not too far away from there, he ran across a yellow 2009 Corvette ZR1 sitting pretty at the roadside in the resort town. Maybe it's just tired and taking a… » 7/09/08 8:40am 7/09/08 8:40am

The Fastest Laps Of The Nurburgring: How The ZR1 Stacks Up

Now that the 2009 Corvette ZR1 has set a lap time of 7:26.4, we've been trying to wrap our heads around just how fast that really is. Sure, it's faster than the GT-R, but we're wondering if there's anything that can make the ZR1 look slow. With the caveat that lap times vary depending on track conditions and driver… » 6/27/08 4:30pm 6/27/08 4:30pm

Corvette ZR1 Laps Nurburgring In 7:26.4

Today, the 2009 Corvette ZR1 officially stepped up the global war for Nürburgring supremacy, as General Motors development engineer Jim Mero drove a stock ZR1 around the Nürburgring in a time of 7:26.4. That's significantly faster than the 7:29 lap set by the Nissan GT-R. We can't wait to see what the rest of the… » 6/27/08 12:35pm 6/27/08 12:35pm

Ashley Van Dyke Is NOT Driving A Corvette ZR1 In The Bullrun

A quick glance at the very graphical press release from Ashley Van Dyke, the motor-loving mistress of the Bullrun TV show, and you'll think perhaps she'll be driving the new $413,000 ($105,000 minus dealer markup) and 638 HP 2009 Chevy ZR1 in this week's Bullrun road rally. It's hard not to. It's right there at the… » 6/24/08 11:30pm 6/24/08 11:30pm

Dealer Gouging Reportedly Sends 2009 Corvette ZR1 To Amazingly Insane…

The 2009 Corvette ZR1, GM's new mega-powered super car, will reportedly only be offered to the top 338 Chevy dealers nationwide. That effectively shuts out the other 3,594 from the chance of offering one to enthusiastic fans of the bowtied brand. We guess that explains the four-times-the-price gouging we're hearing… » 6/23/08 10:00am 6/23/08 10:00am